Lange Kievitstraat 118-120
2018 Antwerp

+32 3 206 7510

+32 3 206 7511

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: David Dessers
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Managing Partner: Filip De Schouwer
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Partner: Pieter Capiau
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 20
Network memberships: Eggsplore, fintech incubator
Languages: English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish

Cresco is a premier business law firm focused on providing business law advice and counsel to entrepreneurs, emerging, growth and established companies and various types of investors, including private equity investors, venture capitalists and strategic corporate investors.

Our international focus and transactional work ensures that our lawyers are very well-versed in developing market trends and practices, hence providing our clients with a strong strategic advantage in a competitive environment.

Cresco has market-leading capabilities and thorough experience in private equity and venture capital, emerging and growth companies, general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, technology and innovation counselling, entrepreneur and executive guidance, complex commercial agreements, real estate and dispute resolution, as well as in a large variety of operational legal, contractual and strategic matters.

"They are by far the best legal team a venture capital fund can think of."

David Dessers

Pieter Capiau

Mergers & Acquisitions - Recent transactional highlights:

  • Aminolabs on exit to Waterland Private Equity;
  • Amplidata on exit to Western Digital;
  • Engagor on exit to Clarabridge;
  • Apax and Fortino on acquisition of Cabolink and Metalink;
  • Projective on exit to Wincor Nixdorf.

Venture investments - Recent transactional highlights:

  • Hummingbird on investment in Deliveroo;
  • miDiagnostics on largest technology equity investment in Belgium by JHU, imec, PMV and magnates;
  • Sentiance on strategic investment by Samsung;
  • Trendminer on investment by LRM, Fortino, PMV and KUL.